5 Little Tricks for More Productive Centers

Seems like an elusive goal at times, doesn’t it?  We want our students to be independent, have variety in their learning experiences, and let’s face it, maybe have time to ourselves for some data input *wink.*  What if I told you you can fit math, english language arts, science, and …

How to Collect Easy Data From Independent Learners

Wow! It has been awhile since I’ve shared with you and it feels soo good to get back to it. I have been on vacation with family, then entertaining family, and of course, working on this super cool website to get it ready for you fine folks. If you are …

Deals for Teachers All Summer!

It is the last week of Ocean Deals and it is the best! Wait until you see what our group is giving away this week! We are starting with Dollar Deals on Monday. We have our brand new Back to School ELA book and song! Your kiddos will read and …

The Very Last Assignment You’ll Have to Grade This Year: Week 5

We are nearing the end of our fun together, working step-by-step through a real-life classroom project.  If you’re not entirely sure what the project is and are very confused, feel free to catch up below.  This is the perfect year-end project when testing is over and you’re not sure what …

Memorial Day Poem

Not much to share this week.  Just wanted to leave this here for you to have for your students.  Click the image above for a PDF that you can print out for students to decorate.  They can draw American symbols, or even write a thank-you letter to a soldier who …

Paper Plate Frog Kid Craft

Well hello there! Spring is the time of year when we learn about plants and animals.  You may be in the process of learning about life cycles of animals.  For Fun Friday, we’ve decided to share this little gem with you.  This paper plate frog kid craft is just perfect …

5 Practical Mother’s Day Gifts for Mom

Happy Friday Teacher Friend! So Mother’s Day is coming up, along with pages and pages of Pinterest posts about Mother’s Day gifts for your students to make.  It’s difficult to decide what’s best, not to mention difficult to find the time to search, am I right?  So, to make your …

The Very Last Assignment You’ll Have to Grade This Year

Well howdy and welcome back to Monday, I know you’re probably still reeling from the Teacher Appreciation Week euphoria and wishing you could just sit and be appreciated for the rest of the year.  You may be finished with testing or getting ready to start.  If you have not begun, …

An Earth Day Activity Just For Mom

Why hello there! Happy Fun Friday to you.  Today we will be sharing a fun activity for both Earth Day and Mother’s Day.  We are all about maximizing the little time you have in the classroom, so here it is: First of all, you will be using milk cartons that …

How to Get More Out of Your Earth Day Centers

Hello There! As it is the middle of Spring, I’m guessing you’re in one of two places: 1)  Dear Lord, will this testing ever end?? 2)  Dear Lord, how many days until summer again?  Either way, you’re exhausted, doing 1000 things at once, and praying your students don’t drive you …